Five Must-See Pool Parties in Scottsdale This Weekend

If -- for some reason -- you haven't made it out to any of the posh pool parties that have taken place at local hotels over the past month or so, this weekend offers plenty of chances to dive right into the swanky swim scene.

The organizers of the annual Liquid affair, for example, are presenting this year's edition on Saturday in Scottsdale, while a slew of nearby hotels will also offer summertime splashfests filled with colorful cocktails and a bevy of beats. Here's a rundown of five places where you can be cool by the pool.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.